Nevada Civil Practice

Sec. § 11.215
Actions for damages for injury arising from sexual abuse of minor; exception for actions involving injury arising from appearance of minor in pornography.


Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and NRS 217.007, an action to recover damages for an injury to a person arising from the sexual abuse of the plaintiff which occurred when the plaintiff was less than 18 years of age must be commenced within 20 years after the plaintiff:


Reaches 18 years of age; or


Discovers or reasonably should have discovered that his or her injury was caused by the sexual abuse,
Ê whichever occurs later.


An action to recover damages pursuant to NRS 41.1396 must be commenced within 20 years after the occurrence of the following, whichever is later:


The court enters a verdict in a related criminal case; or


The victim reaches the age of 18 years.


As used in this section, “sexual abuse” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.100.

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